Administrative Appeals Tribunal National Mooting Competition
All law students enrolled in Australian universities are invited to register in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal National Mooting Competition which plays a key role in promoting students' understanding of the nature of administrative law practice in the Tribunal.
Students are required to form teams comprising two advocates however a third team member may also be appointed to assume the role of researcher / scribe.
The moots, conducted over five rounds at both state and national level, involve fact scenarios drawn from a variety of administrative law areas including immigration and citizenship, social security, veterans' affairs, workers' compensation and taxation.
Each round of the competition concerns a different area of jurisdiction and is adjudicated by Members of the Tribunal.
The objectives of the competition are two-fold:
to expose law students to the unique merits review jurisdiction of the Tribunal thereby highlighting the differences between Tribunal practice and procedure and that of the courts; and
to encourage law students to have an interest in pursuing administrative law practice upon completion of their legal studies.
The Grand Final of the competition will be held on 8 October in Brisbane and adjudicated by the President of the Tribunal, Justice Duncan Kerr, and two other Members of the Tribunal.
The Tribunal provides a travel and accommodation allowance to the two teams competing in the Grand Final.
As well, the winning team and runner up team are awarded prizes and the winners are inscribed on the Administrative Appeals Tribunal National Mooting Competition Shield located at the Principal Registry in Sydney.
2013 National Mooting Competition
Registrations for the 2013 Administrative Appeals Tribunal National Mooting Competition open 3 June 2013 and close 1 July 2013.
Please consult the Information Package and Competition Rules below for further information.
|Information Package||(PDF, 73 KB)||(RTF, 283 KB)|
|Competition Rules||(PDF, 55 KB)||(RTF, 170 KB)|
|Registration Form||(RTF, 77 KB)|
|Competition Flyer||(PDF, 40 KB)|
Contact Marika Pathe, 2013 AAT National Mooting Competition National Coordinator -
Tel 07 3361 3031